With three games left, in the 2017 / 2018 Premier League season, West Ham United are looking for that one win that should secure their top-flight status.
It’s not been the season we all anticipated when the whistle blew, back in August, to get the campaign started.
The Hammers chose to dispense with the services of Slaven Bilic, appointing David Moyes until the end of the season, but the results haven’t shown the marked improvement we all hoped for.
Instead, the Hammers have continued their season-long flirtation with the relegation pack, something that has given me sleepless nights.
Along with the poor form, we’ve had to contend with a revolt against the board, an action that saw the club on the back pages of the papers for all the wrong reasons.
The latest, should it have been allowed to happen event, has seen an internal spat between David Moyes and Andy Carroll, an incident that saw Carroll sent home from training.
Thankfully, that appears to have been resolved now and Carroll, after being fined, will be in the squad that travels to the Midlands to take on Leicester at the King Power Stadium.
This morning, David Moyes held his pre-match press conference, ahead of the game, two of the subjects he discussed were Andy Carroll and getting the three points needed.
Firstly, with regard to Carroll, Moyes remarked this morning,
“We’ve fined him, he’s apologised to the players and myself, so we’ve moved on and it’s done and dusted. He’ll be in the squad this weekend.”
Common sense has prevailed, Carroll, when fit, can be a potent weapon and his attributes could be needed if things aren’t going as planned against Leicester.
Continuing, Moyes remarked about producing an end of season strong finish, commenting,
“All the games are massive, as they’ve been since I came in. This is a big game for us, and all three games we have got left are big.
“We’ve got three games left and we want to win all three of them. If we win all three of them, then we could move quite a long way up the table.”
Win all three of them?
Let’s just concentrate on beating Leicester and making it impossible to be relegated, then we’ll worry about the other two remaining games.